Morale Boost

Cochran, Kevin J.
May 2006
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p76
Trade Publication
The article discusses the responsibility of fire chiefs to create a workplace atmosphere that keeps firefighters satisfied and productive. Job satisfaction determines the attitude that employees have toward their job. Fire chiefs must understand each of the factors of individual differences and effectively analyze the impact of their leadership on each. Discrepancies between what firefighters expect and what the job provides can often lead to lower job satisfaction. Equity theory plays a significant role in the assessment of organizational morale.


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